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Date:      Tue, 19 Jul 2011 02:44:13 -0700
From:      Mygamejw <>
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Subject:   Re: Newbbie Issue (JP) - installing FreeBSD 8.1 on a HP Notebook
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On Jul 18, 2011, at 13:43, Peter Jeremy <> wrote:

> This belongs in freebsd-questions unless you have reasonable grounds
> to believe the problem is ACPI related.
> On 2011-Jul-15 17:49:17 -0700, Mygamejw <> wrote:
>> I recently got FreeBSD 8.1 for a present
> Note that FreeBSD 8.1 has been superceded by FreeBSD 8.2, which is
> available for download from (eg)
> Do you know which FreeBSD 8.1 image you have?
>> The issue I am having is related to a possible
>> hacker who has gotten into her system.
> That's unlikely unless you burnt the CD/DVD on that system and it
> was corruted by malware on the system.
>> yet. I wanted to ask before I do because of my inexperience with
>> FreeBSD. Any time that I try to boot the pc after pressing #6  
>> option I
>> get a crash notice saying the following at the end of a massive reset
>> notice:
> Is there a reason you are using option #6 instead of allowing it to
> boot normally?
>> init: not found in path  /sbin/init:/sbin/
>> d/sysinstall

> I'm not sure if that's what was displayed or you've mis-typed the
> message but the correct path is:
> /sbin/init:/sbin/oinit:/sbin/init.bak:/rescue/init:/stand/sysinstall
> (and it should be loading /stand/sysinstall)
> I suspect you either have a corrupt CD/DVD image or (possibly) are
> using the bootonly image instead of one of the installation images.
> If you have a valid installation image, the screen or so of output
> prior to that message would help with debugging - you could take a
> digital photo of the screen and post a link.
> -- 
> Peter Jeremy

It is FREEBSD 8.2 the March release.

Next install I will do a Default bootup and try to install agian.

I saw in the manuals that you want to disable the APCI if the system  
you have uses apm. This is way I choose option 6

Thanks and I will send the snap shots shortly.


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